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Med Hypotheses. 2018 Dec;121:1-3. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2018.09.021. Epub 2018 Sep 10.

Virtual reality: A possible approach to myopia prevention and control?

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1
Department of Ophthalmology, Nanjing First Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Jiangsu 210006, China.
2
School of Foreign Languages, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China.
3
Department of Ophthalmology, Nanjing First Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Jiangsu 210006, China. Electronic address: nanjing_zw@163.com.

Abstract

In East Asian countries including China, myopia has become a public hygiene issue that threatens the health of vast populations. In response to the huge market demand, a variety of products purportedly capable of treating myopia have been launched onto the market. Some manufacturers claim that juvenile myopia can be effectively controlled, or even cured, using their VR devices and software. Can VR devices be used for the prevention and control of juvenile myopia under existing technical conditions? In order to answer this question, the authors of this article analyzed the pathogenesis of myopia and the technical features of VR.

PMID:
30396458
DOI:
10.1016/j.mehy.2018.09.021
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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